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Best Buy 3Q Profit Rises, Boosts Outlook

Best Buy Co., the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday its third-quarter profit jumped 52 percent, boosted by holiday shopping and sales of higher-ticket items such as flat-panel TVs. The results beat Wall... More...

Cisco Boosts Stock Buyback Program

Cisco Systems has boosted its stock buyback effort by $10 billion, a sign the Internet networking supplier still believes its shares are undervalued. The move, announced Friday, is a way for the San Jose-based company... More...

Canadian Study: Piracy Boosts CD Sales

University of London researchers, Birgitte Andersen and Marion Frenz surveyed a large group of Canadians and concluded that that people who download more music actually buy more CDs: "We estimate that the effect of one... More...

McAfee Boosts Wi-Fi Security

All home Wi-Fi gear comes with the bricks and mortar to put up at least a basic security wall against intruders and eavesdroppers, but McAfee wants to sell consumers a better trowel for building it.... More...

RealNetworks Boosts Profits

RealNetworks brought in $4.7m in the second quarter of the year, the streaming giant said yesterday - meaning the company is on target to break even over the year as a whole. The income was... More...

Nintendo boosts profit estimates

Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates nearly doubles Nintendo's profit expectations for first half of FY 2004. Nintendo today announced that it has raised its net profit estimate for the first fiscal half... More...

AMD boosts Athlon 64 performance

Advanced Micro Devices has bolstered the performance of its Athlon 64 PC processor. The chipmaker on Tuesday released four Athlon 64 chips including an Athlon 64 3800+ and an updated Athlon 64... More...

Yahoo boosts e-mail storage

Thanks NEXTY and NeoSoft for a double team on this. Web portal Yahoo will begin offering "virtually unlimited storage" for its paid e-mail customers and will upgrade free users to 100MB, an executive said Thursday.... More...

ATI Boosts RADEON X800 Specifications

Thanks xStaindx Only weeks before the release, ATI Technologies decided to boost performance of its next-generation code-named R420 processor by increasing the number of pixel pipelines inside the chip. Industry source told... More...

Microsoft Boosts 32-Bit Performance

Intel and Microsoft on Tuesday released software designed to improve the performance of Windows applications designed for 32-bit processors when they are running on Intel's 64-bit Itanium 2 processors. Several years in development, the IA-32... More...

Stronger memory market boosts Micron

Shares of Micron Technology rose Wednesday after the company announced a surprise first-quarter profit on strong demand for memory chips. The Boise, Idaho-based company had net income of $1 million for the first... More...

IBM boosts Linux for oil industry

IBM has signed a deal with Landmark Graphics to build Linux supercomputers and PCs for oil and gas companies, the companies will announce Friday. Landmark Graphics, a subsidiary of petroleum industry support... More...

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